We remind you, last time you read one such story was back in March when museums around the world were entwined in a battle of showing off who’s got the scariest collection in their archives.
Kickstarted by the Yorkshire Museum, that time it challenged other museums in the world to flaunt their #CreepiestObjects and they started the challenge with a horrible picture of a 3rd/4th Century wig of a Roman lady that still has the jet pins intact.
Several other museums joined the game, showing the terrifying things they have. You can read the full post here to get an idea about what those museums had. The pandemic was just starting to begin and people gave a lot of attention to the hilarious but creepy challenge online,
The same museum has called off another similar battle, this time it is challenging to show off who’s got the best bums of all. You’ve read that correct, best bums.
As a part of their #CURATORBATTLE, the museum tweeted “Today’s theme is #BestMuseumBum!” and launching the game, they shared a “cracking Roman marble statuette depicts an athlete at the peak of fitness!”
Soon a lot of art enthusiasts and museums started sharing what they think has the best bums of all. Take a look below.
Our #BestMuseumBum is this one ! 🍑— Louvre-Lens (@MuseeLouvreLens) July 21, 2020
To discover in the Galerie du temps…
Hermaphroditos, roman copy romain from “Sleeping Hermaphroditos”
Circa 130-150 centuries BC
Pope Pie VI (1775-1778) collection
© @GrandPalaisRmn /Hervé Lewandowski#CURATORBATTLE pic.twitter.com/0rqBzu15vf
Get a load of this 🍑— V&A (@V_and_A) July 22, 2020
Whilst the cast of Michelangelo’s David caused quite the stir because of his very exposed front parts (cue fig leaf), the real cause for commotion is actually his butt. It’s so good we need a closer look #bestmuseumbum
Learn more: https://t.co/ux0m1viCS8 pic.twitter.com/pUV7DH2U0U
One twitter user shared this mysterious statue where the torso is missing, and the maker must have wanted the viewers to notice nothing but the but. Take a look below.
The location and curator of this particular bum is a mystery, but I’m still submitting it for #BestMuseumBum because of its rock hard buns, and you can tell that the artist really wanted you to focus on them without any pointless distraction from other body parts pic.twitter.com/kPuXjywHIa— 𝙳𝚊𝚗 𝙻𝚎𝚟𝚢👾 (@MrDanLevy) July 22, 2020
IT’S TIME FOR #CURATORBATTLE!💥— Yorkshire Museum (@YorkshireMuseum) June 26, 2020
Today’s theme is #BestMuseumBum!
This cracking Roman marble statuette depicts an athlete at the peak of fitness! It may have decorated the town house of one of Eboracum’s wealthier residents. Has someone taken a bite out of this 🍑?
BEAT THAT!💥 pic.twitter.com/N3A6KYz339
In the below tweet by The Netherlands’ Freedom Museum, they shared a satirical ‘anti-Hitler Cushion’ from the US, attached to a bent-over statue of Adolf Hitler.
Curators around the world are sharing their #BestMuseumBum for #CuratorBattle. We offer up a satirical bum: this anti-Hitler Pin Cushion from the United States allows you to stick pins into the Fuhrer’s behind. Proceeds for the sale of the pin cushions went to the US war effort. pic.twitter.com/NTuTPxEFJr— FreedomMuseumNL (@Never1Story) July 14, 2020
Some of the entries were out of museums. Like the below sculpture from David at Hyde Park Corner. “His back view distracts drivers negotiating a busy traffic light junction and a fast sweeping curve at the bottom of Park Lane,” it writes, adding that the bum is called “the ass of death.”
Not in a museum, but I give you Francis Derwent Wood’s sculpture of David at Hyde Park Corner for #bestmuseumbum. His back view distracts drivers negotiating a busy traffic light junction and a fast sweeping curve at the bottom of Park Lane. Otherwise known as ‘the ass of death’. pic.twitter.com/42yHNrcXuk— Christopher Taylor 🇪🇺 (@Chris57raker) July 22, 2020
What do you think about the battle of the bums? Let us know if you’ve seen one better than this one before.